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Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
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Gum Care Helps Control Type 2 Diabetes and Its Complications
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Laughter May Lower Heart Attack Risk in Diabetics
Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes Updated
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
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Western Diet Linked To Heart Disease, Metabolic Syndrome
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Database Helps Assess Your Breast Cancer Risk
Air Quality Better in Northeast, Midwest
Years of Exposure to Traffic Pollution Raises Blood Pressure
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Eye Disease, Cognitive Decline Linked in Study
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Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
FITNESS
Any Exercise Good After a Heart Attack
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
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Hidden Salt in Diet Haunts Many With Heart Failure
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
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Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
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'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
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Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
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Polyunsaturated Fats Really May Lower Heart Risk
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Daily Exercise at School Yields Rewards
Guard Kids' Eyes Against Long-Term Sun Damage
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
MEN'S HEALTH
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Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
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Music Soothes Anxiety as Well as Massage Does
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Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
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PREGNANCY
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
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Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
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Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
Fitness Fades Fast After 45
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6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
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Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Eating broccoli just might have benefits in the fight against breast cancer.

At least in mice, a compound derived from broccoli appears to be able to kill breast cancer stem cells, which help tumors grow, according to a new study. But it's too soon to know if the compound would work in people. And the amount tested is larger than the amount people could consume in their diet.

The compound, known as sulforaphane, "has been studied previously for its effects on cancer, but this study shows that its benefit is in inhibiting the breast cancer stem cells," study co-author Duxin Sun, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, said in a university news release.

The researchers administered sulforaphane to mice with breast cancer and monitored the number of cancer stem cells in their tumors. They found that the treated mice had fewer of the cells and that they couldn't generate new tumors. Tests on human breast cancer cells in the laboratory resulted in similar decreases in cancer stem cells, they reported.

"This research suggests a potential new treatment that could be combined with other compounds to target breast cancer stem cells," Dr. Max S. Wicha, an oncology professor and director of the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center, and also a study co-author, said in the news release. "Developing treatments that effectively target the cancer stem cell population is essential for improving outcomes."

SOURCES: University of Michigan, press release, May 3, 2010 Published on: May 06, 2010